Port Byron (WSYR-TV) – The Port Byron athletics program will honor two of its legends Friday night.
The Panthers will name their field in honor of football coach Gino Alberici and also their press box in honor of longtime assistant coach Ron Crowell.
Port Byron alum Matt Morgenthal said Alberici had a tremendous impact on his own life as well as that of his son Alexander, who is a current player.
"He's much more than a football coach, I consider him one of my great mentors and a role model for myself, my son,” said Morgenthal, who played for Alberici from 1983 to 1985.
"Everybody who's ever played for him and people who haven't played for him know that he's just a good guy,” Alexander Morgenthal said.
Port Byron will kick off against rival Weedsport at 7:05 p.m.